For years I've always put my fingers to my ears pressing the little flaps in front of the ear canal to shut out all sound. I am always doing this in an attempt to see if my T is getting worse and if I can focus on the source of the sound; however it never helps(well, once). I've recently joined this site and I'm wondering if I've been doing it all wrong, instead of focusing on it I should ignore it. I've been under the suspicion lately that pressing on my ears might be exacerbating the situation; I don't know if damage can be done by pressing on the ears like that. So do you guys think I'm causing damage or aggravating my T by doing these things? My T has been spiking for a week and it's driving me insane!